I was talking to my coach today, and I told him I don’t have a problem disciplining myself to sit down to write. My problem is once I’ve sat down, I may or may not have anything to write about. …

How often do we hear people telling us about finding what puts us in a flow state? I read about it often. Lots of good articles about flow exist. According to Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (the father of flow) the following eight attributes characterize flow ( https://positivepsychology.com/mihaly-csikszentmihalyi-father-of-flow/).

  1. Complete concentration on the task;

I’m a book-loving, word nerd, so, of course, I majored in English as an undergrad. I spent as little time as possible in the English department, however, because I didn’t really belong. It wasn’t because I didn’t look like anyone else there. Being the only black person in the room…

I was incensed when WSJ writer Joseph Epstein recommended Dr. Jill Biden drop “Doctor” as an honorific, but I could relate.

I don’t mind if people don’t call me doctor, but it bothers me when people refuse to do so. Once I was at a university new student orientation event…

What’s your story?

Everyone has stories, lots of them. Stories from your childhood, stories about your children, stories of love, stories of loss. The women of the world have so many stories, and I want to collect and share them.

I have a publication on Medium called LELA. Currently, it’s…

My journey to my doctorate entailed racism, isolation, and despair. I also had joys and triumphs, but as I talk to other black women with doctorates, our stories resonate. I started thinking it would be great to have a collection of our stories, so I Googled it and couldn’t really…

Roshaunda D. Cade, Ph.D.

I’m owner and life writing coach at LELA House; lover of music, dance, nature and art; and founder of Sistahs on the Doctoral Journey (https://bit.ly/3gNMPPB)

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